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Dr. Patricia Norred Derr

Dr. Patricia Norred DerrAssociate Professor
Lytle Hall Rm 116


  • B.J. University of Texas, Austin
  • M.A. University of North Texas
  • Ph.D. University of Missouri, Columbia


  • American Social and Cultural History
  • American Colonial History

Courses Taught

  • HIS 228: A History of Religion in America
  • HIS 230: Topics in American Popular Culture
  • HIS 240CD: African American History
  • HIS 252WI: American Colonial History
  • HIS 341: Slavery and Abolition
  • HIS 378CTWI: Junior Seminar in Historical Methodology

Selected Publications

  • Patricia Norred Derr, "Raising Freedom's Child: Black Children and Visions of the Future After Slavery" by Mary Niall Mitchell.  Pennsylvania History 76:3 (Summer 2009). 
  • Patricia Norred Derr, "A Texas Baptist Power Struggle: The Hayden Controversy" by Joseph E. Early, Jr. in Journal of South Texas 20:1 (Spring 2007).
  • Patricia Norred Derr and Catherine Cookson, "Peace Churches," in Encyclopedia of Religious Experience, ed., Catherine Cookson (Routledge, 2003).

History Club's Professor of the Year 2007 and 2014